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Many people think of a warehouse simply as a big, enclosed space where things are stored. But to Häfele America Co., one of America’s leading suppliers of furniture and architectural hardware components, a warehouse represents much, much more — an opportunity to expand our reach and better serve our customers. A devotion to this philosophy makes the grand opening of our all-new Mechanicsburg, PA warehouse all the more significant for Häfele’s current business and future growth.
“The state of Pennsylvania has a long and proud history when it comes to woodworking and millwork and our new facility looks to further that tradition,” said Paul K. Smith, president of Häfele America Co. “The addition of this warehouse to our distribution network is just one more way that we as a company are focused on providing not just products, but solutions for our customers.”
The 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse will add more than 15 local employment positions to the area with additional staffing growth planned in the coming months. Soon after opening, the facility will begin offering next-day order delivery — a new standard within the hardware industry.
“This location is ideally positioned to serve our customers throughout the Northeast United States and as far west as the upper Midwest,” said Jed Kilpatrick, director of operations and supply chain of Häfele America Co. “Our expansion into this facility will allow all warehouses within our network to better focus on fulfilling orders to a tighter geographic area — benefitting all of our customers.”
Incorporating the newest available technologies and techniques in warehouse and inventory management, the space will feature custom, narrow aisles and high storage to maximize all available space. The addition of the latest forklifts and conveyor technology will further increase efficiency and throughput.
Häfele [HAY fell leh] is a leading worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components that improve the functionality of cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and other living and working environments. LED lighting, decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, furniture fittings and electronic locking systems are but a few of the essential items Häfele provides to manufacturers, architects, designers, contractors and construction professionals in more than 150 countries.